John of Salisbury

1110 - 1180

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John of Salisbury (late 1110s – 25 October 1180), who described himself as Johannes Parvus ("John the Little"), was an English author, philosopher, educationalist, diplomat and bishop of Chartres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John of Salisbury has received more than 140,237 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). John of Salisbury is the 365th most popular philosopher (up from 420th in 2019), the 708th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 802nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Philosopher.

John of Salisbury was a medieval scholar and bishop who was most famous for his book Policraticus.

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Among philosophers, John of Salisbury ranks 365 out of 1,089Before him are Francisco de Vitoria, Masanobu Fukuoka, Antonio Negri, Maurice Halbwachs, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, and H. L. A. Hart. After him are Karl Rahner, Heinrich Rickert, Gennadius Scholarius, Rudolf Otto, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, and Fakhr al-Din al-Razi.

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Among people born in 1110, John of Salisbury ranks 3Before him are Pope Lucius III and Ibn Tufail. After him are Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia, García Ramírez of Navarre, Euphrosyne of Polotsk, Maurice de Sully, Robert de Boron, Bertha of Sulzbach, John Tzetzes, Kaykaus I, and Abraham ibn Daud. Among people deceased in 1180, John of Salisbury ranks 3Before him are Louis VII of France and Manuel I Komnenos. After him are Al-Mustadi, John Tzetzes, Minamoto no Yorimasa, Abraham ibn Daud, Theodora Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia, and Yaroslav II of Kiev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John of Salisbury ranks 708 out of 6,924Before him are William Pitt the Younger (1759), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), John Surtees (1934), Charles Vane (1680), H. L. A. Hart (1907), and Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850). After him are Mike Hawthorn (1929), William Holman Hunt (1827), Edward Heath (1916), John Rhys-Davies (1944), Naomi Watts (1968), and Catherine of Lancaster (1373).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, John of Salisbury ranks 24Before him are G. E. Moore (1873), A. S. Neill (1883), J. L. Austin (1911), E. H. Carr (1892), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), and H. L. A. Hart (1907). After him are Paul Grice (1913), Francis Hutcheson (1694), Alan Watts (1915), Roger Scruton (1944), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), and Gilbert Ryle (1900).